Public Works and Government Services Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Institutional Links

 

Important notice

Good news! We have updated our writing tools. Writing Tips and The Canadian Style have been combined to create a new tool called Writing Tips Plus.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks. Within a few weeks, Writing Tips will no longer be available.

Search Canada.ca
To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

Saint John, Saint Johner, Loyalist City

A native or resident of Saint John, New Brunswick, is called a Saint Johner.

  • Saint Johners braced for the next big storm.

While the demonym Saint Johner is found in newspapers and magazines, it is often replaced in more formal writing by native, resident or inhabitant of Saint John, or some similar phrase.

  • Saint Johners (or residents of Saint John) are accustomed to seeing cruise ships in their harbour.

Saint John is commonly used as a modifier, while Saint Johner is not.

  • The Saint John River flows through the metropolitan area of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Loyalist City is a popular nickname for this city.

  • Basketball teams from all over eastern North America participate in the Loyalist City Summerfest Tournament.